Dejan Mezga

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Dejan Mezga
Personal information
Full name Dejan Mezga
Date of birth (1985-07-16) 16 July 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Čakovec, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hajduk Split
Number 78
Youth career
Sloboda Slakovec
Venera PMP
2002–2004 Varteks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Sloga Čakovec 29 (8)
2004–2007 Čakovec 73 (17)
2007–2014 Maribor 159 (39)
2014– Hajduk Split 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 August 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dejan Mezga (born 16 July 1985 in Čakovec) is a Croatian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Hajduk Split. He previously played for Varteks, Čakovec and Maribor. He received a Slovenian citizenship on 23 August 2012, even though this information was unknown until 1 September 2012.[1]

Career[edit]

Coming from the village of Brezje, near Čakovec, in the region of Međimurje,[2] Mezga went through the ranks of several lower-tier local clubs, debuting at the age of 15 for the seniors of NK Sloga Čakovec,[3] before joining the U17 team of NK Varteks Varaždin. In his last season of eligibility for the U19 team, he left the club, however, and joined the Druga HNL side NK Čakovec, where he became a fixture for the following several seasons.

In 2007 he joined the Slovenian PrvaLiga side Maribor. He established himself soon in the first team, and, after winning his first league title with the team, in 2009, won the fans' award "Vijoličasti bojevnik" (Purple Warrior) awarded to the most distinguished player of the past season.[4] Maribor went on to win 4 titles in the following 5 seasons, with Mezga featuring heavily in all campaigns, and was selected for the league's ideal 11 of the 2011–12 championship.[5]

After his contract expired in the summer of 2014, he joined Croatian side Hajduk Split.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NK Maribor. "Mezga brez statusa tujca" (in Slovenian). NK Maribor official website. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Dejan Mezga iz Brezja potpisao za splitski Hajduk at mnovine.hr
  3. ^ Biografija at dejan-mezga.com
  4. ^ Vijoličasti bojevnik at nkmaribor.com
  5. ^ Vršič najboljši igralec sezone slovenskega prvenstva at rtvslo.si

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